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Stanton, ND: Pull your camera out of winter storage! Knife River Indian Villages hosts their spring photography workshop Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Time. Participants should meet at the park visitor center. Leading the workshop is local photographer Michael Kopp of Wilton.
By talent, training and trade, Mike Kopp is a communicator. After spending nearly two decades in television, Mike developed an eye for telling stories visually.As the managing editor of the New Town News he incorporated an extensive use of photographs to tell the weekly stories and for that won six awards for his photography from the North Dakota Newspaper Association.
Mike's "boots-in-the-mud" photojournalism skills were applied to extensive coverage of the building of the world-class Four Bears Bridge at New Town where his photographs have appeared in international publications.His all-weather/all-conditions photography helped tell the story of the Rainbow Arch Bridge in Valley City and the Memorial Bridge in Bismarck.As a result, his photographs are archived in the North Dakota Historical Society library at the Heritage Center.His skills in outdoor photography contributed a majority of images in books printed by the Secretary of State and the Department of Transportation.
Mike's images of North Dakota have been sold worldwide and are used in North Dakota Tourism Department publications to highlight the beauty of the Roughrider State. His images can be viewed at www.mykuhlsphotography.com.
"With the latest moisture and warm temperatures in the forecast, vegetation will be greening up in the park, making it a perfect setting for photography," says Superintendent Wendy Ross. Participants do not need to pre-register for the workshop and there is no admission fee. All camera formats are welcome. Photographers are encouraged to wear appropriate shoes & outer clothing suitable for spring weather and hiking in the park. Participants may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch locally in Stanton. For more information, please contact the park.